Keith Frome
Co-founder and CEO

P-12, Higher Ed

  • Access
  • College preparation
  • College readiness
  • Low-income students
  • Peer relationships

In 1993, based on his experience teaching writing at Harvard College, Keith Frome helped create a college admissions program for disadvantaged high school students that evolved into College Summit. He shepherded the creation of an entire class of mobile and web-based college knowledge apps for low-income students and their families, and in 2015, he became College Summit’s CEO with a vision to scale the organization’s impact on college access and success by leveraging the power of student-driven change. Prior to his appointment as CEO, Frome designed and then led an innovative K-8 school in Buffalo, N.Y., the King Center Charter School, successfully creating a college-going culture among the city’s at-risk elementary and middle school students. Frome has written two award-winning books on parenting and education and is the co-editor of a book of Civil War poetry, critically recognized for including classics of the genre as well as rare period pieces by African Americans and women. He is a graduate of Harvard Divinity School and holds a doctorate in philosophy and education from Teachers College, Columbia University.